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PHOTO GALLERY: Take Back the Night fights sexual violence

Friday, September 18, 2009 | 12:01 a.m. CDT; updated 12:50 p.m. CDT, Friday, September 18, 2009
Alyssa Ruth leads the crowd in a chant during the Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention Center's annual Take Back the Night march on Thursday. Ruth is president of Stronger Together Against Relationship and Sexual Violence, an outreach program run through the center.

Approximately 150 students and community members took to the streets of MU for the Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention Center's annual Take Back the Night march on Thursday. The event aimed to raise awareness about sexual violence, and was followed by a Survivor's Speakout, where people shared their experiences of sexual assault.

Approximately 150 students and community members took to the streets of MU for the Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention Center's annual Take Back the Night march on Thursday. The event aimed to raise awareness about sexual violence, and was followed by a Survivor's Speakout, where people shared their experiences of sexual assault.
(From Left to Right) Kim Scates, Brittany Russell, Amy Williams and Sharon Giles lead the annual Take Back the Night march on Thursday. The march, which started at Memorial Union and wound through MU, aimed to raise awareness about sexual violence.
Kelly Lucero speaks about preventing sexual assault to a crowd of students and community members gathered at MU's Memorial Union at the Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention Center's annual Take Back the Night rally on Thursday. Lucero, who works as both the Outreach Coordinator and the Sexual Assault Program Coordinator at the Shelter for Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence, urged those gathered to be vigilant in watching out for each other and to speak out against sexual assault.

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